This guide to assist in selecting the correct hitch for your vehicle. Please watch the video below or follow the detailed guide below, if you have any questions feel free to give us a mail on info@iron-zone.com.


Step 1
Measure the opening of the receiver tube (Figure A) to determine what size shank your vehicle requires. It will be 2", 2.5" or 3" (Please note that 3" is applicable to some 2017 & newer Ford Super Duty trucks and some RVs/Semis only)

Step 2
Park your vehicle on level ground and measure from the ground to the bottom inside of the receiver tube (Figure B), then take that measurement and apply it to the information below. As you can see in the example, this truck would require our 6" drop.

Receiver height as measured:

Under 13" requires a hitch in the rise position, call us to help you
13"-15" requires 2" drop/rise hitch
16"-18" requires 4" drop/rise hitch
19"-21" requires 6" drop/rise hitch
22"-24" requires 8" drop/rise hitch
25"-27" requires 10" drop/rise hitch
28"-30" requires 12" drop/rise hitch
31"-33" requires 14" drop/rise hitch
34"-36" requires 16" drop/rise hitch


Figure A



Figure B




I fall between two measurements, what should I order?
Call us for help!
I tow heavy trailers (in excess of 8,000 pounds), does this impact what hitch I should order?
Please mail us to discuss your exact measurements due to the possible squatting that may occur when your trailer is loaded.
My truck has helper air bags/air suspension, does this impact what hitch I need?
Please mail us to discuss your measurements and what you are towing.

If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact us at info@iron-zone.com and we will be happy to help you select the correct hitch for your vehicle and towing needs!